Kyle Rittenhouse is demanding an apology from US President Joe Biden for suggesting he was a white supremacist.
The teenager, who was recently acquitted on all charges related to killing two men and wounding another during protests in Wisconsin last year, has sat down with Fox News' Tucker Carlson.
He opened up about how he feels now that his trial is over and what he wants to do with his life now that he's free.
Before he moves on from the Kenosha shooting, he wants the leader of the United States to issue him an apology.
Joe Biden posted a video on Twitter last year that stated: "There's no other way to put it: the President of the United States refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night."
The video included scenes like the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally and the shooting in Kenosha where Rittenhouse was involved, alongside Donald Trump at a US Election debate where he was urged to condemn white supremacy.
Kyle told Tucker Carlson that he was furious over being linked to the alt-right in the video.
"Mr. President, if I can say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement," the 18-year-old said.
"It is an actual malice and defaming my character for him to say something like that.
Kyle Rittenhouse's message to President Biden:- Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) November 23, 2021
"Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement."
"It's actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like that." pic.twitter.com/3pskxUWYyV
Rittenhouse said the video that suggested he was a white supremacist was 'sickening' and a 'disgrace'.
He then went on to claim that not only is he not a white supremacist, but he's an ardent supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.
"To be honest this case has nothing to do with race, it never had anything to do with race, it had to do with the right to self-defence," he said.
"I am not a racist person I support BLM, I support peacefully demonstrating, I believe there needs to be changed, I believe there is a lot of prosecutorial misconduct, it is amazing to see how much a prosecutor can take advantage of people."
Rittenhouse revealed he now wants to become either a nurse or a lawyer.
Kyle Rittenhouse following the Not Guilty verdict. Credit: Alamy
Joe Biden released a statement after Rittenhouse's acquittal came through, saying the result 'will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included'.
"I ran on a promise to bring Americans together, because I believe that what unites us is far greater than what divides us," he added.
"I know that we're not going to heal our country's wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law.
"I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy.
"The White House and Federal authorities have been in contact with Governor Evers's office to prepare for any outcome in this case, and I have spoken with the Governor this afternoon and offered support and any assistance needed to ensure public safety."
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